Danish Beer Culture
Denmark has consistently been dubbed as one of the world’s best countries to live in. With the nation’s strong affinity for beer that has lasted for over hundreds of years– it’s no wonder why.
As Danes we are known to be a pleasant and inviting people. We are also known for having a culture of casual beer drinking. Teens are often introduced to beer as early as 15 years of age, often by their own parents or relatives. At 16, we are legally allowed to buy alcoholic beverages from stores; and at 18, we can start consuming alcoholic beverages in bars and restaurants.
We view Beer drinking as a social activity, a way to get to know each other better and establish a sort of coziness between people. The word Hygge is used to describe this feeling of warmth and comfort emanating from good companionship – something that is also characteristic of the local beer culture. Skål is another word often heard while drinking beer in Scandinavian countries. It is a toast to friendship, wishing everybody good health and much fortune.
Even foreigners are invited to participate in the tradition of beer drinking. Of course, guests are not obliged to drink if they don’t want to, but showing enthusiasm over it is a kind of politeness that the Danes would appreciate.
In Denmark, pubs and bars are popular places to chug down a bottle (or five) of beer. However, chill out with a beer at home is normal for us. Even with such a generous culture of drinking, we maintain our reputation as well-rounded people! In fact, not being able to hold one’s own in a state of intoxication is frowned upon. Alcohol consumption is often done in a safe setting and controlled manner.
Are you ready to immerse yourself in the Danish beer culture? Draft Beer can give you that experience with our richly brewed beer.
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